Mid-Missouri Peaceworks is an egalitarian, non-profit, grassroots membership organization. We are based out of a storefront headquarters, the Peace Nook, in downtown Columbia, Missouri. Since 1982 we have been working for a more peaceful, just and sustainable future. Our mission is as follows: Peaceworks holds a vision of an ecologically sound, sustainable world and a violence-free community in which human equality and justice flourish. We aspire to create a participatory, cooperative social order in which all individuals can fully actualize their potential free of coercion or violence.
Peaceworks is sensitive to the interconnectedness of all on this planet, and conscious of the multiple threats to survival. A primary mission of our organization is opposing and defusing these threats.
Through public education, advocacy and fellowship, Peaceworks strives to serve as a vehicle for citizen empowerment. A primary premise upon which we pursue our mission is that citizens can, and should, be involved in policy decision making at all levels. We aim to achieve both a greater degree of democracy, and outcomes which move us incrementally toward our vision.
Peaceworks was started in Columbia, Missouri in 1982, as a Nuclear Weapons Freeze group. Over the years we expanded our focus to include related peace, justice and sustainability concerns. In 1991 we changed our name to Peaceworks. We are an independent, local group made up of approximately 500 individuals or families.
We do public education and advocacy on a number of issues. Among Peaceworks' projects are the Center for Sustainable Living and Missourians for Safe Energy. We also operate the Peace Nook, a non-profit store and community resource center. Peaceworks is also a leading member of both the Columbia Peace Coalition and the Columbia Earth Day Coalition.
- The Peace Nook
- Blue Planet
- Center for Sustainable Living
- Missourians for Safe Energy
- Columbia Earth Day Coalition
- Students for Progressive Action